Nov 17, 2012 8:00pm EST
featured? send us an e-mail@booktv at c-span.org. or tweet us at 2013.com/booktv. >> welcome to booktv live coverage of the 63rd annual national book awards. .. robert caro has appeared on q&a and is also appeared through the national book festival in september. house of stone, you remembered that anthony shadid died in syria while covering syria for "the washington post." his wife will be here representing him and that is not a lottery. katherine boo has been nominated in the nonfiction category, behind a beautiful forevers about a slum in mumbai india and finally anne applebaum has been nominated for iron curtain. that book is just out and she is scheduled to appear under q&a and show in december, so you will be able to see her as well and robert caro will be interviewing those others as we go and we will be watching the red carpet here as some of the authors have their pictures taken that right now we want to talk to the chairman of the national book foundation and this is david steinberger. david steinberger is the head of the perseus book group. if you would, tell us for those who don'